The third installment in the “Star Trek” franchise has gotten a new release date, according to Variety. Star Trek Beyond will not release on July 22, 2016.
The film was originally slated to premiere in theaters on July 8, 2016 which was the same day as Warner Bros.’ King Arthur and Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course. There has not been an announced reason for why the date shift.
The 2016 release of Star Trek Beyond will mark the 50th anniversary of the show.
Star Trek Beyond is being directed by Justin Lin. The first two were directed by J.J. Abrams who is currently busy being awesome in “Star Wars” universe with Episode VII. However, Abrams is still producing the third installment. Roberto Orci who also worked on the other films, will return as a producer despite having broken up with his writing partner Alex Kurtzman.
Much of the original cast will return, including Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and John Cho, with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the starring roles.
The plot of Star Trek Beyond has not been announced.